Two undergrad student papers published

Big shout out to undergraduate students Alice Ibbotson and Fang Ziyu for having their work published in Insider Imprint. @insiderimprint #proudlecturer

Does “significant” mean small? [Editing for impact #2]

Should significant only be used for small differences.

Teaching podcast update

A little while back, I was guest on a podcast about teaching methods. It's now able to be embedded onto personal websites, so here it is (you can also find it on spotify, apple, deezer etc) Want to know more? Read the original blog post about it here If the player doesn't work, you... Continue Reading →

You can see a lot by looking – fluorescence microscopy to brighten your day

Back in the lab post COVID and Dr Lee Troughton has been on the confocal microscope grabbing some cool pics of corneal epithelial keratinocytes assembling cell to matrix adhesions. Most of these images are of hemidesomosome proteins (integrin b4, collagen XVII, BPAG1e) or laminin 332. Hemidesmosomes are the points of attachment for where sheets of... Continue Reading →

Stop saying "significant" in COVID19 science articles

"People with blood group A have a significantly higher risk for acquiring COVID-19 compared with non-A blood groups" proclaims the conclusion of a preprint study. Now this is from a preprint, it has not gone through peer-review and most people who have read it have some serious concerns about the methodology [scroll to the bottom... Continue Reading →

Suddenly the talk got more interesting #powerpoint #laserpointer #cats #phdlife

LaNts and Leeburt in the BSF newsletter

The British Skin Foundation funded Lee's PhD project. The image above comes from their recent newsletter, where they mention some of his findings. The BSF are a really great charity, they fund truly transformational science focused on the understanding and treatment of skin disease. They are able to support work like ours because people working... Continue Reading →

Chopping up eyes and saving lives: Science Week in Sedgefield!

Last week was National Science week and schools around the country were doing things a little differently. Showing kids the “cool” side of science and what potential careers a degree in science can lead to. My mate/father of my Goddaughter/the groom to my "best man wedding service", Mr Ridgeway asked me back in October if I... Continue Reading →

New Content added – Basement Membranes – a very friendly intro!

Basement membranes hold your tissue together. This page will introduce these key structural features in an easy way.

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